Xenophobia has accelerated rapidly in the western countries. According to you what solutions can be proposed by government and individuals.
Xenophobia is the fear and stigmatization of foreigners. People who look different, speak a different language, or have different customs can appear threatening to those who are used to only one particular ethnic group, lifestyle or set of behaviors. In the western countries xenophobic incidents has gained momentum. The main reason for this is the large scale immigration of the people across the globe to western countries for a better life. In my opinion, both government and individuals should take the responsibility to curb this menace. Government should show their political will, understand the sentiments of the people and educate the people. On the other hand individuals should elect a progressive leader, embrace diversity and organize against xenophobia
Xenophobia results in discrimination, racism, and nationalism, which in turn inspire violence, hostility, and exploitation. It is the sheer will power of the government, how strictly it deals with it. It should prosecute hate crimes and hate speech. Furthermore, punishing the perpetrators sends a clear message that xenophobia is unacceptable. Getting assistance and support of law enforcement is crucial. Police are often untrained in how to address hate crimes or, worse, among the chief exploiters of refugees, migrants, and foreigners. Many of the world’s worst atrocities – from the Holocaust to the Rwandan Genocide – have been inspired by xenophobic sentiments. Government should talk with its citizens and educate them about these historical facts will help prevent future outbursts of xenophobia.
On the other hand, individuals can also handle xenophobia at their level. They should get organized and united and put up their issues with the concerned authorities. Secondly, in this era of globalization, one should be ready to embrace diversity. Many people even go for intercultural marriages. Furthermore, if the individuals are not satisfied with the government, they can vote and elect a progressive leader. Lastly, people can take the help of media and social networking sites to spread awareness about the harmful effects of xenophobia.
In a nutshell, the complications that arises because of xenophobia can be dealt, when both government and individuals works jointly to eradicate it.
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